Mother’s and Daughters
words said in anger
still hot from the moment of passion
can cause wounds
deep in the self-Realization
of who we really are.
There is no shame
in who we were, or
what we did then.
Live in the moment,
in the here and now, because
life is a masquerade.
No matter if we escape,
we will still be there
to face the tears of sorrow
and the cold winds of pain.
Pride covers a multitude of sins,
but you can see through to those sins
by how people try to hide them.
the road to hell is paved with good intentions
and sometimes not so good intentions,
but then humility is the road used to get back on track.
You can’t Trust anyone
while you’re dancing through Life
the best you can.
Conversations deal with the agony of sadness
and the pain of Loss.
Deal with it she says.
Bow to the Will of God.
In a world filled with distant
and emotionally absent souls
I thought I’d died and gone to Hell
but then I saw your life force
bright enough to light up the room.
In the real world
you sit huddled in quiet conversation
with someone who no longer exists.
We are the same,
yet not the same,
Real Love knows only the joy of giving,
not the Sorrow of demands…
It reaches out with out a care for it’s own concern.
Mama always says
Real Love is seen in the eyes,
heard in the voice, and
observed in the actions of others.
True Love is the fragile light
from someone’s soul
a softness, a concern
that cannot be faked or created.
Sometimes Love is right in front of you
and you still cannot see it.
Yet it is always there
when you need someone to lean on.
Don’t look at me in that tone of voice
We are the same,
yet not the same ~
A strong bond of Love and Devotion
Tempered only by our differences.
I am lovingly devoted to you!
© 2007 Kathryn Elizabeth Green
All rights reserved
My Grandmother 1932
This is one of my older poems I ran across while cleaning house. LOL It’s amazing the things you find that you actually thought you’d lost years ago. This is one of my older poems I had planned to post for Mother’s Day, but as you see, I obviously missed that day by a few. Actually, I was looking for a poem I wrote for my children a few years ago…. still haven’t come across that one. LOL …… This one I wrote while contemplating Life itself, my mother and grandmother. Since it fell out of my head, I can only say their Wisdom probably saved me on more than one occasion. I hope I did the same for my children…
My grandmother (seen above) lived with us (my family) until I got married and moved out. She was not only beautiful, but very calm (something I’m not…. usually) and always full of Wisdom. Many of my thoughts &/or opinions (what I think of as right or wrong, perhaps you could say morals, you know I tend to be opinionated, but try to remain open minded), & how I tend to view Life ~ Try to live to make a difference & try to remember to live in the moment. (Not dwelling over the Past or a possible Future) My expectations of society itself, as well my what I’ve always expected of other people were formed by my Mom and my grandmother. I am who I am today, as a result of my own choices of course (some stupid… some not so bad) Life experiences, and from what I learned from listening to or watching, these two strong women.
I had to take my mom to the Emergency Room at the Hospital. Other than that, I’ve still alive (feels like an accomplishment in itself), and still butting heads with a couple of people who just don’t seem to understand that I know what I’m talking about. I keep trying to tell them (several people) about a law we have concerning elder abuse. I’ve just be astounded by the excuses I’ve heard as to why they don’t seem to feel it’s part of their JOB to actually look up the law and READ it… since they have all said they weren’t familiar with it or had never heard of it. Geeezzz (My mom hasn’t been well lately and I think I’ve become to know almost enough about medicine to become a nurse… LOL.)
As you see, I have a problem dealing with people who don’t do their due diligence and then try to blow it off by saying, “Well, I didn’t know or have never heard about that”. TOUGH… Ignorance is NO EXCUSE… It never ceases to amaze me how many stupid, lazy, incompetent people actually have jobs these days… LOL
OHHHH, I did finally trade in my old cell phone and got a 5S iphone… It took forever, but I think I’m liking it so far… Haven’t screwed it up too bad yet. LOL
One of the few times I was sitting still long enough to have my picture taken.
Hope everyone is well..